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Coondog
post Nov 7 2019, 05:37 PM
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Went for a quick spin. Stopped to get gas. Then no gears. Stick shift feels like nothing is connected to it. Cables underneath car look tight. Any clues while I wait for a tow... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)
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post Nov 7 2019, 05:49 PM
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Broken coupler bushing?

Sorry about it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) Get a pic for the flatbed thread.
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post Nov 7 2019, 06:15 PM
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weld broke on tube to spline shaft
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post Nov 7 2019, 06:17 PM
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"Cables"?
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post Nov 7 2019, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE(GregAmy @ Nov 7 2019, 04:17 PM) *

"Cables"?



Yeah sorry my bad shift rod.
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post Nov 7 2019, 06:20 PM
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At least you're smart enough to have AAA when driving a classic. I talked to a guy last week whose 911 broke down, the tow home was $400.
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post Nov 7 2019, 06:34 PM
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Have a helper move the shift lever back and forth while you watch. If the rear rod moves, check the rear set screw first.
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post Nov 7 2019, 06:59 PM
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Yeah I know don’t tow backwards....
In the garage, time to self educate then look at it tomorrow.

Thanks
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post Nov 7 2019, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE(Coondog @ Nov 7 2019, 08:19 PM) *
Yeah sorry my bad shift rod.

Nope, fine. Just wanted to ensure we're not talking about an alternate drivetrain install situation.

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At least you're smart enough to have AAA when driving a classic. I talked to a guy last week whose 911 broke down, the tow home was $400.

Hagerty insurance. Not only covers "agreed value" but also adds recovery.
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post Nov 7 2019, 07:03 PM
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I was bit by the coupler bushings. They hide under that boot and crystallize after 40 plus years.
I'm surprised PMS didn't install his firewall bearing, special shift rod and bronze trans bushing.
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post Nov 7 2019, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE(Steve @ Nov 7 2019, 05:03 PM) *

I was bit by the coupler bushings. They hide under that boot and crystallize after 40 plus years.
I'm surprised PMS didn't install his firewall bearing, special shift rod and bronze trans bushing.



I know they installed there shift rod, I need to look further into what other parts were replaced.
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post Nov 7 2019, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(Steve @ Nov 7 2019, 08:03 PM) *

I was bit by the coupler bushings. They hide under that boot and crystallize after 40 plus years.
I'm surprised PMS didn't install his firewall bearing, special shift rod and bronze trans bushing.


"Bit"???? while my car is/was in incredible shape with an original 60k miles on it - IT HAD NO COUPLER BUSHINGS! I mean, not even debris left. 3rd to 4th was impossible.

Shifts great now - another 914 owner of a restored '72 (with new bushings) says he wishes his shifted like mine......

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post Nov 7 2019, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE(Gatornapper @ Nov 7 2019, 05:33 PM) *

QUOTE(Steve @ Nov 7 2019, 08:03 PM) *

I was bit by the coupler bushings. They hide under that boot and crystallize after 40 plus years.
I'm surprised PMS didn't install his firewall bearing, special shift rod and bronze trans bushing.


"Bit"???? while my car is/was in incredible shape with an original 60k miles on it - IT HAD NO COUPLER BUSHINGS! I mean, not even debris left. 3rd to 4th was impossible.

Shifts great now - another 914 owner of a restored '72 (with new bushings) says he wishes his shifted like mine......

GN

That’s exactly what happened to mine. I was at WCC 2009 at willow springs. I lost a couple of gears and instead of towing it home, I drove 2 hours back home and was down to one or two gears when I got home. Should have towed it home. I had AAA long distance tow too.
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post Nov 7 2019, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Nov 7 2019, 07:20 PM) *

At least you're smart enough to have AAA when driving a classic. I talked to a guy last week whose 911 broke down, the tow home was $400.


I have that one beat. 2 years ago my 930 crapped out in Pittsburgh after the Historic Grand Prix car show. Had it towed back to Allentown. $1000. It was the only day it rained for the 3 weeks I was in the 'burgh with the car. I used a whole roll of packing tape closing up the vents and seals of the engine hood.

At issue was a split turbo hose and the green wire of death coming off of the distributor was shorting out.

Ironically the wrecker broke down on the PA Turnpike with....wait for it....a blown turbo hose. After sitting on the side of the Turnpike for 3 hours, his office mate showed up with a replacement hose and we made it back to my place. He knocked $100 off the bill for the breakdown.


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post Nov 7 2019, 09:54 PM
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What about the threaded pin that holds the coupler to the shift rod ?
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QUOTE(Tdskip @ Nov 7 2019, 07:54 PM) *

What about the threaded pin that holds the coupler to the shift rod ?




Thats my gut feeling, shifter feels like it’s not connected to anything.
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post Nov 8 2019, 12:17 AM
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QUOTE(GregAmy @ Nov 7 2019, 05:00 PM) *

Hagerty insurance. Not only covers "agreed value" but also adds recovery.


That’s why I moved away from Hagerty, took over 4 hrs to get a tow when my 930 broke, gal asked me if I had AAA cause it would be quicker as Hagerty didn’t contract with as many sources as AAA. Finally got her home, raised my rates a few months later...
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post Nov 8 2019, 06:18 AM
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Good to hear you got it home...bummer (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
I have Hagery too; but, wasn't aware there is a towing provision; what are he limits for he tow ?
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post Nov 8 2019, 09:14 AM
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there is a rolled pin in a lever at the back of the transmission, at least on my tail shifter. I sheared one and had that issue.
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post Nov 8 2019, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE(infraredcalvin @ Nov 8 2019, 01:17 AM) *

QUOTE(GregAmy @ Nov 7 2019, 05:00 PM) *

Hagerty insurance. Not only covers "agreed value" but also adds recovery.


That’s why I moved away from Hagerty, took over 4 hrs to get a tow when my 930 broke, gal asked me if I had AAA cause it would be quicker as Hagerty didn’t contract with as many sources as AAA. Finally got her home, raised my rates a few months later...


I think of the Hagerty towing as a safety blanket rather than primary option.
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